57 minutes | Jun 25th 2020

My Bojo’s Not Working

As Boris Johnson continues to fumble everything he touches, are the Tory Right losing patience with their flop-haired figurehead? Gove is preparing a “shock and awe” ad campaign to sell No Deal to voters. How did we get from “sunlit uplands” to deliberately inciting fear among the public? Plus, Britain thinks of itself as a magnet for foreign students. But will COVID and the Corona recession, the toxic legacy of the Hostile Environment and Brexit itself combine to wreck Britain’s university sector? We talk to higher education analyst Martin McQuillian


  • “The question is, which generation, which region, which voters will Johnson betray?” – Naomi Smith
  • “I’m always suspicious when government announces a big number like £1 billion. It reminds me of Dr Evil…” – Martin McQuillian
  • “I can’t believe they’re cancelling the wives of people who fly racist banners. Where will this cancel culture end?” – Dorian Lynskey
  • “The UK only has three successful export industries: the Premier League, the arms trade and higher education.” – Martin McQuillian


Presented by Dorian Lynskey with Naomi Smith and Ben Stewart. Produced by Andrew Harrison. Assistant producer: Jacob Archbold. Audio production by Alex Rees. Remainiacs is a Podmasters production.


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